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Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Stone, and Naomi Watts to star in the dark comedy Birdman

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There are few things I love more than a good dark comedy. Films like IN BRUGES, HAPPINESS, and KILLER JOE make this dark heart beat just a little bit faster when I watch them. While other people may question if they should be finding humor in certain subject matters or situations, I'd rather just laugh. I may have chuckled during parts of PRECIOUS...sorry.

That's why this news from THR makes me very, very happy. They are reporting that Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, and Naomi Watts have signed on for the film BIRDMAN. The film is described as:

A dark comedy that follows a former actor, who once played an iconic superhero, as he mounts a Broadway play based on a Raymond Carver short story in a bid to reclaim past glory. However, the play’s egotistical leading man threatens to throw everything down the tubes.

Michael Keaton will be playing the part of the actor who is trying to get back into the game, which in itself is hilarious. Emma Stone will play Keaton's daughter that has just been released from rehab who is also his assistant. Naomi Watts will be the actress for the play Keaton's character wants to put on, and Zach Galifianakis will play a conspiring producer. Now that's some awesome casting.

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu will be directing BIRDMAN, which makes the film even more intriguing since he's usually known for helming critically acclaimed gut-wrenching dramas like AMORES PERROS and 21 GRAMS. There are still a couple of roles left to cast (the leading man of the play and the ex-wife) and I can't wait to see who they add to the mix. Who do you want to see Michael Keaton clash with?

Production should start sometime in April.

Extra Tidbit: Several works by American author Raymond Carver have been adapted for film and theater before, such as EVERYTHING MUST GO and SHORT CUTS.

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12:57PM on 03/06/2013

Colin Firth

The man has some amazingly low-key comedy chops
The man has some amazingly low-key comedy chops
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12:11PM on 03/06/2013
BIRDMAN? As in Harvey Birdman? The old Hanna-Barbera superhero who got is power from the sun? Oh, God, please let it be so.
BIRDMAN? As in Harvey Birdman? The old Hanna-Barbera superhero who got is power from the sun? Oh, God, please let it be so.
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9:50AM on 03/06/2013
Now that's a cool-sounding cast. And it sounds like Michael Keaton will be doing some Adam West-ing of his own!
Now that's a cool-sounding cast. And it sounds like Michael Keaton will be doing some Adam West-ing of his own!
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9:43AM on 03/06/2013
Wow, talk about jumping up on my anticipation radar. I will watch anything Michael Keaton is in, most things Emma Stone and Naomi Watts are in, and anything Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu directs. And I love a good black comedy.
Wow, talk about jumping up on my anticipation radar. I will watch anything Michael Keaton is in, most things Emma Stone and Naomi Watts are in, and anything Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu directs. And I love a good black comedy.
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9:33AM on 03/06/2013
What's Val Kilmer up to?
What's Val Kilmer up to?
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9:17AM on 03/06/2013

Knights of Badassdom

Not sure if you guys are aware, I was going to email Joblo himself or 1 of the writers for the site; [link] . There's a lot of talk right now over what's going on with Knights of Badassdom. Figure it deserves a read and.definitely article on the site.
Not sure if you guys are aware, I was going to email Joblo himself or 1 of the writers for the site; [link] . There's a lot of talk right now over what's going on with Knights of Badassdom. Figure it deserves a read and.definitely article on the site.
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9:01AM on 03/06/2013
Christian Bale should be the leading man. Would be funny to see a nod to Bale's previous crazy egotistical rants on set. Plus, Batman & Batman together. I would love to see it.
Christian Bale should be the leading man. Would be funny to see a nod to Bale's previous crazy egotistical rants on set. Plus, Batman & Batman together. I would love to see it.
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8:51AM on 03/06/2013
This sounds hilarious. Keaton is perfect casting for obvious reasons.

I think Downey Jr. would be a great choice for the leading man since Keaton and Downey Jr clashed so well with one another in the criminally underrated Game 6.
This sounds hilarious. Keaton is perfect casting for obvious reasons.

I think Downey Jr. would be a great choice for the leading man since Keaton and Downey Jr clashed so well with one another in the criminally underrated Game 6.
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8:50AM on 03/06/2013

Nothing bad can come of this

Today is a good day
Today is a good day
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8:48AM on 03/06/2013
The article's title reminds me of Birdman the cartoon which gives me an idea that Michael Keaton should be Space Ghost in a more comedic tone a la "Space Ghost: Coast To Coast". That would be awesome.
The article's title reminds me of Birdman the cartoon which gives me an idea that Michael Keaton should be Space Ghost in a more comedic tone a la "Space Ghost: Coast To Coast". That would be awesome.
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8:37AM on 03/06/2013
I can already see a lot of inappropriate Batman jokes in this. Great idea for a movie, can't wait.
I can already see a lot of inappropriate Batman jokes in this. Great idea for a movie, can't wait.
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8:31AM on 03/06/2013
This could be some pretty serious comedy right here. That's a hilarious combination.
This could be some pretty serious comedy right here. That's a hilarious combination.
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